Italian media have reported that the 36.6-metre yacht Evo 120 by Italian builder Tecnomar caught fire in the early hours of Sunday, June 16, resulting in the vessel’s complete destruction. The incident took place in Marina di Carrara, Italy, with no casualties reported.According to media sources, the captain was on-board alone when the fire broke out. He managed to leave the vessel quickly. At around 01 a.m., firefighters, the police and the coast guard arrived to isolate the fire and prevent it from affecting other yachts.Launched 4 weeks ago, the yacht was the second hull from the Tecnomar Evo 120 series, due for imminent delivery to an Asian customer. As it is evident on the images available on the internet, the yacht has partly sunk and has been heavily damaged. The yacht was later towed away to a more remote section of the marina and isolated. Meanwhile, the first hull from the series was launched in 2018, while the third one is currently under construction. Sadly, the news is not the first sad ones of its kind regarding the vessels of the yard, after the 34-metre yacht caught fire in Mykonos in 2017.
June 17, 2019
Italian yacht builder Columbus Yachts (part of Palumbo Superyachts) has recently launched its current 80-metre flagship Dragon. Following the launch, Palumbo has released the first interior and running images of the yacht with exteriors and naval architecture by Hydro Tec and interiors by Francesco Guida.Dragon features impressive interior volume of over 2,100 GT spread over six decks. The upper deck also offers a 200-square-metre beach club laid at water level, fitted with multiple wellness and spa zones. The design concept is trademarked through large panoramic windows across the main salon and dining room, requested by the owner. The largest of these 40mm-thick panes covers an area of 10 square metres, with its weight of nearly two tonnes. Such windows are yet supported solely by the beams and stiffeners of the superstructure, without extra columns or pillars.The vessel will boast a Jacuzzi and large 7-metre mosaic-lined swimming pool on the sundeck, featured with counter current function. The latter is designed to provide ocean swimming experience when on-board. Cascading between the pool and the shaded hot tub is a waterfall feature from the overhanging mast roof.Furthermore, there is side-loading tender storage laid midships, with capacity for two tenders, with a 9,5-metre custom tender currently constructed by ISA Yachts, that will reflect the mothership’s style. The yacht’s interior hallmarks will include light and dark oak panels, parquet floor made of American walnut, Traventine marbles of moonlight and natural colours, satin-gold door handles and agate backlit surface used for beach club. Furthermore, a personal touch is given through owner-supplied items such as the occasional piece of vintage furniture and fine Persian rugs, or the Barrovier & Toso chandelier in the main saloon.Dragon’s accommodation capacity makes up to 12 guests within four double suites and a VIP-suite. fitted with a private lounge zone, covering full beam. The master suite with panoramic view is situated at the upper-deck, as well as a helipad. As to the crew, the vessel can accommodate up to 19.Powered by a pair of MTU engines, Dragon can boast a maximum speed of 16,5 knots, with comfortable cruising speed of 12 knots under the range of over 6,000 nautical miles.With Dragon scheduled for delivery and international debut at Monaco Yacht Show later this year, the yard has recently presented a 120-metre concept aimed to overdo the rcurrent flagship in terms of LOA. The builder is ready to begin construction of the latter as soon as a customer occurs.
June 17, 2019
This week, Italian builder Overmarine Group simultaneously delivered two vessels from different class series, the fourth 43-metre Mangusta Oceanco named Project Milano and the 45-metre Mangusta Grandsport, Project Capri. Both yachts were recently launched and final fitting-out activities are currently ongoing at the Pisa shipyard.Project Milano is trademarked through the use of wide glazed surfaces that remove existing barriers to the sea landscape, letting natural light flood in and brighten all interiors. She offers accommodation to up to 12 guests within 5 cabins.Large skylights embrace various decks, creating relaxing light effects indoors, too. The yacht is fitted with glass doors and opening balconies, infinity pool with a waterfall, located forward, and the aft beach club, and several al fresco areas.The Mangusta Oceano 43 delivers a cruising speed of 11 knots and a transatlantic range of almost 5,000 miles, which allows her to comfortably reach any destination her Owner dreams of.The previous unit from the Oceanco 43 line was delivered in April 2019.In her turn, the Project Capri reflects the lifestyle of an owner who prefers flexibility, moving quickly between different locations, but also covering long distances and exotic destinations. She is highlighted with a ‘dynamic combination of performance and freedom and the perfect harmony between luxury, comfort and sportiveness’.The simple, comfortable and laid-back-style layout smoothly connects various onboard areas. She features a spacious main deck, while the truly distinctive feature on this yacht is her upper deck, where the central living room is connected to both the stern, via large sliding glazed doors, and the forward sun bridge. The sun bridge features an infinity pool with a waterfall and a Jacuzzi for up to 7 people. The aft beach area consists of three interconnected platforms, ensuring direct contact with the sea. All the amenities are offered to up to 12 guests accommodated across 5 cabins.With her maximum speed of 26 knots, a range of 3,500 miles at 11 knots, and a draft of only 2.2 metres, the Mangusta GranSport 45 offers multiple destinations options.All in all, despite overall differences, the yard claims both vessels share some key elements, such as ‘explosive mix of Italian style, dynamic beauty and personality’ thanks to their designer Alberto Mancini, a ‘flawless combination of design and innovative technical solutions’, ‘uncompromised volumes, luxury and elegance’ through tailored design.Meanwhile, Overmarine is expanding its model range, with recently presented Mangusta Oceanco 50.
June 14, 2019
The recently opened Feadship yard in Amsterdam has welcomed home the 50-metre superyacht Broadwater, with Feadship Refit & Services responsible for pre-season deck and engineering works on the vessel.Broadwater was launched under the name Blue Moon in 2000, as the world’s first all-aluminium yacht over 500 GT. She features designs by Donald Starkey, along with naval architecture by Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects.As Broadwater will soon be sold, the current owners wish to ensure that any outstanding issues related to class certification are resolved in order to speed up the sales process.Broadwater completed an all-encompassing refit in May 2017. The modifications included a completely new interior design refit by Adam Voorhees for a six-stateroom layout.Currently listed for sale through Worth Avenue Yachts, Broadwater is asking $25,500,000.Together with Broadwater, the yard has welcomed her 52-metre sistership Rasselas. Launched in 1994, the yacht will undergo an inspection in advance of a potential refit.
June 14, 2019
Italian yard Canados has launched the first hull in its 120 Caesar series. The owner’s third Canados, the fully-custom 37-metre yacht represents the latest version of the series, which has a redesigned superstructure, flybridge, aft deck and transom. The superyacht features exterior and interior designs by Cristiano Gatto studio in a close cooperation with the owner and his own personal designer. All fitted furniture was hand-crafted in-house at Canados, while free-standing furniture manufactured and decorated by Reflex Angelo.The interior is trademarked with a salon with massive windows, creating a close to the ocean view and a large amount of natural light inside. The kitchen is custom-made by Italian designer Boffi. The guests’ on-water activities will be optimised through an oversized bathing platform, under-sole storage for personal watercraft, plus the 4.30m tender garage that turns into a beach club. Furthermore, 120’ Caesar stands out from the others thanks to her floor-to-ceiling main deck side glass walls and optional terraces featuring pop-up security guardrails. 120’ Caesar offers accommodation to ten guests across five cabins with the owner's suite, featuring two fold-out terraces, located on the fore section of the main deck. The four guest suites meanwhile will sit down below.Acoustically insulated engine and studied noise management plan provide owner and guest silence and comfort while cruising. Powered by two MTU 16V 2000 M96L 2,600 HP engines, the yacht will be able to reach a top speed of 27 knots and a cruising speed of 23 knots.The 120’ Caesar yacht will be the first delivery over 30 metres since the yard’s acquisition by Michel Karsenti in 2015. She will now begin sea trials, ahead of her delivery in a few weeks' time. It was earlier announced, that the yacht was to spend summer season in Southern Italy and show at Cannes Yachting Festival in September 2019.
June 14, 2019